Daniel Oehr takes over from Dr Hannes Wimmer as Chairman of the GNS Management Board


After nine very successful years as Chairman of the Management Board of GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Dr Hannes Wimmer (56) will leave GNS at the end of this year by best mutual agreement with the shareholders.

"On behalf of all shareholders, I would like to thank Hannes Wimmer for his great commitment, especially in the internationalisation and repositioning of GNS over the past years. With the spin-off of the interim storage and final disposal activities and the successful acquisition of Höfer & Bechtel as well as Eisenwerk Bassum, the management team with Mr. Wimmer has succeeded in developing GNS into a renowned cask manufacturer and service provider in the field of nuclear waste management," says Dr. Guido Knott, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GNS.

Wimmer's successor will be Daniel Oehr (43), currently Head of Controlling and Performance Management at GNS shareholder PreussenElektra GmbH, who has been familiar with GNS for many years. Daniel Oehr will join the management board on November 1, 2020 and will take over the tasks of Dr. Wimmer as of December 1, 2020, in particular as chairman of the management board and CEO.

"The shareholders are pleased to have won Daniel Oehr for this challenging task. With him in the lead, GNS will be further developed into a quality and customer-oriented service provider with increasing business in third markets.“

In addition, Sascha Bechtel (49) will, at the request of the shareholders, support the GNS management in the repositioning of GNS and will be responsible for LLW-ILW residues and waste and disposal projects. He will continue to perform his duties as Managing Director of Höfer & Bechtel GmbH.

GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH
Michael Köbl
Frohnhauser Straße 67 - 45127 Essen
Phone: +49 (0)201 109-1444